Boot Camp printer sharing

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  1. dashr macrumors newbie

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    USB printer on Mac Pro Boot Camp W10 on internal drive separate from Mac OS



    Want to use the printer from Mac Book Pro OS 10.9.5 w/o booting back into Mac OS on Mac Pro



    Connected via Linksys router over ether-net



    Followed all the instructions here: http://macs.about.com/od/printersharing/ss/Printer-Sharing-Share-Your-Windows-7- Printer-With-Your-Mac.htm#step1



    All sharing options on, connection named WORKGROUP on both computers. Downloaded printer drivers onto MBP so when I choose the printer I am using the correct driver, but nothing happens when I try to print. It (MBP) seems to connect but then just spins at sending data. No response at all from Boot Camp.



    Is this just not possible or am I (as usual, lol) screwing up something?



    Thanks!
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    @dashr You could connect to the printer directly from your Mac running 10.9.
     
  3. dashr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, and I do with no problem. It would just be a convenience for me if I my girlfriend could print from the MBP w/o me having to boot back into the Mac OS.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Why can't you directly map the MacBook Pro to the printer and avoid the Mac Pro altogether?
     
  5. dashr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, don't know what you mean by 'map'. MBP is in a room on the other side of the house, she doesn't want a printer there. The only way I know for her to connect to the printer on my desk is thru the ether-net router...
     
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    So the printer is not located on the router? How is your network setup? Do you have a modem --> "Ethernet router" --> Wireless Router?
     
  7. dashr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Linksys ethernet router
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Do you have a wireless access point or router behind the Linksys?
     
  9. dashr, Nov 20, 2015
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    dashr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope, I snaked ethernet from one end to the other and down into the mother-in-law unit as well. No to Wi-Fi, only the one router.

    I am in the process of using various terminal commands on the MBP to ping W10 volumne. Also got Wireshark. I'm wondering if W10 firewall on LAN should be 86st even though printer permission has been checked...
     
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    Disabling native W10 LAN Firewall had no effect.

    Where BootCamp is name given to Boot Camp volume (W10) on internal drive (separate from Mac OS) in MP:

    sudo tcpdump -w BootCamp-printer-capture.cap 'host 192.168.1.101'

    return

    tcpdump: data link type PKTAP
    tcpdump: listening on pktap, link-type PKTAP (Packet Tap), capture size 65535 bytes
     
  11. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Can you connect the printer to the Linksys?
     
  12. dashr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That would be a good solution but Linksys ports are full. I think I have an ether-net hub somewhere but printer does not have an ether-net connection. Is there a way to adapt USB/ether-net?
     
  13. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I use an old AirPort Express for AirPlay and with the USB port I can put the printer anywhere. I have a spare of the old ones I would be willing to let go really cheap. If you are interested PM me.
     

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